During HRC general discussions, panel debates and interactive dialogues with the Special Procedures, during the past three years, either as an HRC member or not, the State has joined:
Regional or subregional
Overall, as a HRC member, has participated in less than 10% of panel discussions, general debates and interactive dialogues.
Longest outstanding country visit request >
SR on extrajudicial executions, 2004
Received Sub-Committee visit
Thailand tabled its commitments, voluntary pledges and contributions in support for its candidacy for membership for the period 2010-2013 on 22 February 2010.
At national level, Thailand pledged to: support the work of the National Human Rights Commission; strengthen the implementation of human-rights-related legislation and policies; strengthen law enforcement in line with international human rights standards and norms; promote human rights education; strengthen interfaith dialogue; protect the rights of the poor; and engage with civil society.
Regionally, Thailand committed to: strengthen its contribution to ASEAN; promote regional dialogue; and combat human trafficking and smuggling.
Internationally, Thailand undertook to: participate fully in the work of the Council and cooperate with its Special Procedures; expedite withdrawal of its reservations to CEDAW and ICCPR; consider becoming Party to the CPED; cooperate closely with Treaty Bodies, including by submitting periodic reports in a timely manner; protect the rights of women, children and persons with disabilities; promote gender equality; and support dialogue on democracy, human security and religion.
An analysis of steps taken by Thailand in fulfilment of its international pledges shows that it does indeed contribute to the work of the Council, participating in around half of all panel discussions and interactive dialogues. Regarding cooperation with Special Procedures, Thailand has only facilitated 8 of 25 visit requests, but replied to 39 (91%) out of the 43 communications it received during the period under review. Thailand is Party to nearly all the core conventions, and currently has no overdue reports. Thailand has indeed withdrawn its reservations to articles 6 and 9 of the ICCPR and its reservations to article 16 of CEDAW. However, it retains other reservations to those treaties.